What is “precision agriculture” and why is it important?

Question: What is “precision agriculture” and why is it important? Answer: Precision agriculture is one of many modern farming practices that make production more efficient. With precision agriculture, farmers and soils work better, not harder. A better name for precision ag might be “site-specific ag”. Growers are able to take large fields and manage them … Continue reading What is “precision agriculture” and why is it important?

Do rain gardens really save a city money?

Question: My city just started putting in rain gardens. Do rain gardens really save a city money? Answer: As explained in the last Soils Matter blog post, cities are using green infrastructure techniques like rain gardens and green roofs. They help reduce the amount of water going into the storm water management system under our … Continue reading Do rain gardens really save a city money?